Post by benshelpmeet on Mar 23, 2011 13:37:24 GMT -5
Here is an idea!
I use to use Ponds Cold Cream on my face to add moisture, but it cost so much...around $6.00.
The other day I had a brain storm...Why not try Olive Oil, so I did. I like it much better it does not leave my face oily. I also rub it on my body like lotion. It's really nice. I bought a small plastic bottle of Olive Oil ($2.00) to keep in the bathroom. My little girl saw it in there other day and said ''Who in the world would put Olive Oil in the bathroom?'' We all laughed and said '' Mama.'' ;D They must wonder about some of my frugal ideas. But they are good ideas and they work good for me.
I hope someone else will like this idea.
I have very sensitive skin and it feels great and nourishing to my skin.
Love, ~ sister Darlene ~
But he knoweth the way that I take: when he hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold.
~ "The Bible calls debt a curse and children a blessing; but in our culture, we apply for a curse and reject blessings. Something is wrong with this picture. by Doug Phillips
I have used olive oil and coconut oil both for facial conditioning; coconut oil currently.
We have many kitchen products in the bathroom for grooming, hygiene and beauty:
Baking soda for teeth brushing
Lemon Juice and Apple Cider Vinegar cleaning and conditioning hair and as facial astringents.
White Sugar for facial/body scrubbing (the only thing white sugar is really good for) mix this with a bit of honey and scrub GENTLY.
Honey also for hair and face conditioning/moisturizing and for treating acne.
Cornstarch for the days you don't wash your hair (I have very oily skin and hair and this helps to wick away some of the oil-washing hair every day actually makes it oilier, because the drying effects of shampoo kick your sebaceous glands into overdrive) and for sweaty parts.
*I would like a recipe for a homemade shampoo/shampoo bar; I have not had much success with these.
That is all I can think of that we KEEP in the bathroom. I take other things in their from time to time:
Mayo for hair conditioner
Oatmeal for soothing in the bath
Strawberries, garlic, and tomatoes for acne
to name a few.
And these are great for frugality; much cheaper than those chemically laden and corporately marketed products.